I've been looking forward to wearing this jumpsuit ever since I bought it on Boxing Day. An opportunity finally presented itself when my friend invited me to get tickets to a chef competition organized by the National Arts Centre's Southam Club. The dress code was sort of dressy, but artsy, so I went for a look that was loosely inspired by female tuxedos. The jumpsuit has great detailing, like an asymmetrical neckline (not visible here) and an open slit down the back. What I DON'T like is that the pants are heavier than the blouse part so they tend to tug downwards when you walk. I added a belt but it wouldn't stay put. I may take them to the tailor to see if an inner elastic or something might help. That's just my word of caution for future buyers...
A group of about 10 of us ended up going to the competition and we had a BLAST. We got to eat and rate each chef's creation as part of a decadent 5-course meal. The chefs had to use winter squash and I was blown away by their creativity and skill. Our table enjoyed spirited debates about the merits of one dish versus another and shared lively conversation.
Jumpsuit - Zara
Ribbon - from a Gap sweater
Purse - Consigned (Bob Mackie)
Shoes - Liz Claiborne
Silk rose - Vintage hand-me-down
Bracelets - Aakriti Designs, Le Chateau and hand-me-downs